I agree, and I have been to the DR a few times, and have gone on many excursions, and I am very interested in the locals. I was just worried about meal times because I have 2 little ones that come with me and they like buffet and do not like a la cartes, and are very picky about times of day they eat.
I hope I did not come off like a snot, because besides the sun being a great part of my vacation, so is the people and the whole package experience. I am booking for my parents as well and they are apprehensive about it, and say that all of their friends say that you will never get near the restaurants because of the holiday, and I really don’t want to hear it from them or have them b$tc$ because they aren’t happy about something, that’s all and then have it my fault.
I take my kids with me not just for the vacation, but for the DR experience so maybe they can see another culture and see how lucky(even though we are just avg income family) and that people can have a rich life without all of the fluff that we have here. I consider it educational.
SO please–don’t think my post was snobbish. I just don’t want to tick off my family and have the resort too busy that my little ones can’t eat when they want.